Lot 1206
  • 1206

BUST OF A WOMANAMERICAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1850 | Bust of a WomanAmerican School, circa 1850

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • carved and polychromed wood figurehead
  • Height 15 1/2 in. by Depth 12 in.

Provenance

Howard and Catherine Feldman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Giampietro American Art and Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut.

Literature

Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1988) p. 74, fig. 92;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 74, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This diminutive carving, little more than a foot tall, was likely made for a coastal schooner.
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